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“Nice for families and dolphine experience”

Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari
Ranked #3 of 24 Tours in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Whale watch with Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari in Dana Point on our high-tech sailing catamaran year round, with two Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods. For 20 years Captain Dave's has provided daily trips to see dolphins, up to 10,000 strong, leap and play right off our bow, plus Gray Whales (December through April), Blue Whales (May through November), and year round Humpback Whales, Fin Whales, Minke Whales, and so much more. Go underwater with whales and dolphins without getting wet during your whale watch in our Eye-to-Eye Underwater Viewing Pods aboard Manute'a. Listen to dolphins during your whale watching safari with our underwater Hydrophone. Celebrity and certified naturalists make this exciting Dana Point whale watching excursion educational and entertaining too. Mrs. Capt. Dave's famous triple-fudge brownies make this a one-of-a-kind dolphin and whale watching adventure unforgettable. We are a real Eco-tourism company providing only sustainable wildlife viewing. Ask about Fast Cat, our upscale Rigid Hull Inflatable Catamaran and the newest boat in our whale watching fleet.
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

If you on a family trip in Califonia you should not miss Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari

They are very professional , relaxed and we had a great time on the boot

I can recommend it to anyone

Thank OF665
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CaptDavesWhaleSafari, Owner at Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi,
Thank you for your review and recommendation. I’m so pleased you had a great time on your recent dolphin and whale watching safari. It’s wonderful that you were satisfied with our crew and enjoyed the overall experience. Is there anything we could do to improve and earn a 5-star review from you next time? Thanks again for coming out, and I hope we’ll see you again soon!

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

I echo all the other fab reviews. The crew (Capt George, Cheryl and the tall guy) all seemed very knowledgeable, caring for passenger experience and for the animals. We spent 30 mins with a pod of long nosed common dolphins and saw a solo grey whale breach. The underwater viewing of t.he dolphins was brilliant. A fab morning out in every respect. Thank you for a great experience

Thank Andy B
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CaptDavesWhaleSafari, Owner at Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi,
Thanks for your review, and for posting the lovely photos. I’m so glad the Underwater Viewing Pods on our catamaran Manute’a enhanced your viewing of the beautiful wild dolphins. And I’m sure it was exciting to witness the Gray Whale breaching! It’s our pleasure to have been able to share such an amazing experience with you. Thank you for the kind words about our Captain and crew. I hope we’ll see you again soon.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

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CaptDavesWhaleSafari, Owner at Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Our group of eight adults, ranging in age from 21 to 74, booked a whale-watching trip. Though no whales presented themselves, we saw at least three types of dolphins and two types of seals. At one point, we were allowed to lie across the bow of the boat and extend our arms over the water as the boat moved along with a group of dolphins. The captain and the assistant were friendly, knowledgeable, and informative. It was a memorable and worthwhile excursion that culminated in BROWNIES baked by Captain Dave’s wife.

Thank Robin B
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CaptDavesWhaleSafari, Owner at Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hi,
Thanks so much for your review. I’m glad you were able to join Capt. Dave’s to view some amazing wild dolphins and sea lions in beautiful Dana Point. I wish we could have shown you some whales, but wildlife is unpredictable and we believe that not knowing what we will see each time is definitely part of the fun! I’m very pleased that you liked our crew’s service and the yummy, complimentary brownies. I hope you can visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

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CaptDavesWhaleSafari, Owner at Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

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